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Shining Through (1992)

An American woman of Irish, Jewish-German parentage goes undercover in Nazi Germany.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ed Leland
... Linda Voss
... Franze-Otto Dietrich
... Margrete Von Eberstien
... Sunflower
... Andrew Berringer
Patrick Winczewski ... Fishmonger
Anthony Walters ... Dietrich's Son
Victoria Shalet ... Dietrich's Daughter
Sheila Allen ... Olga Leiner, Margrete's Mother
Stanley Beard ... Linda's Father
... Linda's Mother
Ronald Nitschke ... Horst Drescher
... Hedda Drescher
Peter Flechtner ... S.S. Officer at Fish Market
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Storyline

1940, Linda Voss is a woman of Irish, Jewish-German parentage who loves the movies, especially films about war and spies. She gets a job at a New York law firm, after it's revealed she can speak German, fluently. As secretary and translator to Ed Leland, she begins to suspect that her boss is involved in espionage work. The two become lovers, and when America officially joins the Allies in fighting Hitler, Linda volunteers to go undercover behind enemy lines. Written by L. Hamre

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He needed to trust her with his secret. She had to trust him with her life.

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Drama | Romance | Thriller | War

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Rated R for a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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31 January 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Uma Luz na Escuridão  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$21,733,781

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,938,238
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The movie won Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 15th Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1992. See more »

Goofs

The steam engine in the movie has a 6-digit number on it's number plate. In the 1940s they had only 5 digits. A leading 6th digit was added to all the serial/registration number around 1960 or even later. See more »

Quotes

Marguerite Von Eberstein: Except for you, I have no use for Jews.
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Features The Mortal Storm (1940) See more »

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(I've Got A Gal in) Kalamazoo
Written by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon
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nothing but praise...
9 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie on BRAVO and absolutely loved it. So what if it is unrealistic? It is a movie, after all. If you want reality, rent a documentary or watch the History Channel. It reminds me of an old black and white film from the 40's like "Notorious", "Saboteur", or something of that nature.(Probably one of the reasons I liked it so much.)The suspense was wonderful, as was the romance between Linda and Ed. My eyes were glued to the television from beginning to end, and it left me in a happy state of shock. Even reading the book--which was quite different--didn't change my mind about loving the movie. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a two hour escape from the real world... especially someone looking for a good romance. I still get palpitations thinking about the closing scene. Sigh.


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